Edith’s Quinceañera

Edith’s birthday was not only the most beautiful quinceañera I’ve captured, but the most beautiful event I’ve done! This event takes the cake!

The day started off with Edith getting ready at her house. Because there were so many pieces, the dress designer paid a visit and helped with her dress. Each petticoat was labeled, and it reminded me of a puzzle.

The birthday celebrant traveled to the church in style, riding in a Low Rider. Because her dress was large and fabulous, she had assistance getting into the car. Of course it is necessary to help a princess get into her coach!

When the mass was over, the celebrant and her 15-person court traveled to the Vegas Strip in a party bus for a quick photo shoot before the reception.

The celebrant opted to do a very traditional reception with various traditions that signified her passage into womanhood. The first tradition was a coronation by her mother, followed by changing of the shoes (from decked-out Converse to heels) by her father.

After the presentation of the “last doll”, the program proceeded with the traditional father-and-daughter dance, and then the mother-and-daughter-dance. During these dances, siblings and godfathers (“padrinos”) had their opportunity to dance with the celebrant. The emcee called their names individually so they can take turns dancing and be recognized.

The program concluded with a waltz number performed by the court, speeches and toasts, a “surprise” second dance number, and cutting of the cake.